News from the farmers’ market: late summer

Late summer and early autumn are the best moments to visit farmers’ markets in Poland. They are full of colours and local flavours. It’s our harvest time. I went shopping at my local market in the southern outskirt of Warsaw and, then, I guided a food tour in the city centre so with my guest…

Warsaw’s jewels hidden in plain sight

How about a walk in the southern part of what we call Śródmieście (Midtown)? During this 3,5-hour walking tour you will have chance to both learn a little bit about the city’s past and soak up the atmosphere of the modern-day Warsaw. We leave from the hotel to admire the Palace of Culture and Science…

A selfie with Frederic Chopin and the Warsaw’s highlights

What are the highlights of Warsaw? Well, the absolute must see in the historic area of Warsaw include: the Old Town and the Royal Castle (UNESCO World Heritage site), glimpses on Wisła (our river), the elegant Krakowskie Przedmieście, the modern University of Warsaw Library and its roof garden, the Chopin’s heart and… a personal selfie photo…

Alternative Warsaw

Eastern bazaar, bears at the tram stop and Google for Startups in an old vodka distillery – when you cross Wisła river and get to the eastern (right) river bank you will discover Warsaw that is an alternative to skyscrapers and reconstructions of the city center. First things first: the eastern bazaar is called in…

Winter garden in Wilanow

November in Warsaw? Late January city break? Let’s face it: the weather may be rather challenging and it’s getting dark about 5 PM. So, what is there to do in the late afternoon? Well, go to the Wilanów garden! A visit to a garden in Warsaw in late autumn or winter may seem like a…

selfie with Chopin, multimedia and national pride

Let’s start from the beginning – there was a photo competition in Warsaw organised by the Bureau of the city’s promotion. It is simple: take a selfie with Chopin, hashtag it: #selfiewithchopin #contest and wait for the results. It ended on May 14th, 2017, but there are Chopin themed multimedia that you can enjoy all the time….

Dzień dobry! Hello!

My name is Agnieszka. I am a guide and I run Tailored tours in Poland with my friend Renata. As for guiding and tourism, I have been working for 17 years and I am licensed to guide in the major Warsaw’s museums such as the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, the Royal Castle,…

The perfect Polish chef and a notorious wizard on the road to Lithuania

“A perfect cook” [Kucharz dostkonały] is the title given to one of the oldest cookbooks published in Polish whose author, Wojciech Wielądko, was born in a small village located on the ancient road from Warsaw to Vilnius, a little more than one-hour drive from Warsaw. Truth be told,  Wielądko’s book was a translation from the…

War/saw: Warsaw and WWII

Are you interested in the city’s complex and heroic past? Would you like to find some traces of the WWII in Warsaw? It is possible even if you have just 3-4 hours to spare for a city walk and you prefer to stay in the city centre.     You can start your walk in…

Royal Baths of Warsaw: peacocks, squirrels and gondolas

 Peacocks, squirrels and gondolas… you will find all that, and more in Łazienki / the Royal Baths of Warsaw  or Park Łazienkowski. These names are given to one place that is considered the most magical in Warsaw. This is a common belief shared by the local people and visitors. So, what is all the fuss…